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How Long Does It Take to Recover from an Extracted Tooth?

August 13, 2022
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Posted By: Norco Family Dental
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When most people think of a tooth extraction, it’s with dread. But today’s technology means a more effortless, more straightforward experience. Additionally, if you need a gentle tooth extraction in Greeley, CO, due to tooth damage or decay, we can talk to you about tooth replacement, including a dental implant.

Reasons Your Greeley Dentist Recommends Tooth Extraction

#1 Tooth Trauma or Deep Decay

This is one of the most common reasons for tooth extraction. Of course, we can often save the tooth with a dental crown, provided you come into our dental office before the tooth is too far gone. But if we must extract, our dental office offers tooth replacement.

#2 Before Specific Dental Treatments

Sometimes it’s necessary to pull a tooth before moving ahead with other procedures like complete denture placement or orthodontics.

#3 Wisdom Tooth Removal

If you have problematic wisdom teeth—partial eruption, recurring infections—your dentist will suggest extraction. Fortunately, you won’t miss these back molars. They come in during the late teen or early twenties and serve no purpose. You may have one or up to four wisdom teeth.

Recovering from Tooth Extraction

Simple extractions typically heal quickly. However, surgical or complex extractions like wisdom tooth removal may take several days or longer than a week. However, if you follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions, you should feel better as each day passes.

Store-bought pain medications like Ibuprofen are usually sufficient to treat the discomfort associated with a dental extraction.

If you notice unusual complications like increased swelling or bleeding—any symptoms not mentioned by your dentist—it’s essential to contact our dental team for assessment and guidance.

For Gentle Tooth Extractions in Greeley, CO, Contact Us

If you have broken teeth or notice partially erupted wisdom teeth at the back of the jaw, contact a member of our compassionate dental team to arrange an assessment with the dentist.

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